Vancouver, East King Edward Avenue at Knight Street - Supportive Housing

Illustrative multi-storey building rendering, street view with landscaping and people walking by.

Artist’s rendering as included in the rezoning application to the City of Vancouver in October 2021. To view the application, go to Shape Your City.


Rezoning application – 1406 and and 1410 E King Edward Ave

A rezoning application has been submitted by BC Housing to the City of Vancouver to build approximately 109 new homes, with supports, for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave.

Please note, project details have been updated with the submission of the rezoning application. The rezoning application includes a 14-storey building with approximately 109 new homes.

As part of the rezoning process, the City hosted a virtual open house where residents could review the plans and provide feedback on the rezoning application.

The open house took place from November 15 to December 12 on the City of Vancouver's Shape Your City website

All comments and feedback related to the rezoning application should be submitted through the City of Vancouver to be considered.

As this housing proposal proceeds through the development process, any changes and adjustments will be reflected in the documents related to the current stage of development. The information below is related to the early engagement process which took place between February 2021 and April 2021. To view the current housing proposal, please visit: Shape Your City.

New warm, safe homes with supports on East King Edward Avenue at Knight Street

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

The new building proposed at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 109 studio homes.

  • All units would be studio apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • At least 5% of the homes would be fully accessible
  • The building would also include amenities such as laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

The proposal has been adjusted to include both supportive housing units, as well as affordable rental units for people on a very low income who are able to live independently. Approximately half of the units would be operated as supportive housing with on-site support services for residents and the other half would be very affordable rental housing for residents who are ready and able to live more independently.

Based on examining the need in Vancouver, both City staff and BC Housing feel this new operating model will meet a broader range of housing needs in the community.

Moving forward at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave

Through the City of Vancouver’s development process, we invite community feedback on aspects of the development proposal, including:

  • Building and site design elements, such as lighting and landscaping
  • Local representation for the Community Advisory Committee
  • Ideas for how to support the success of the building

As with any other development in Vancouver, information about a building’s future residents such as their race, gender, level of income, private healthcare needs, or sexual orientation does not factor into City Council’s decision to approve a site.

Non-profit operator

Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS) has been selected as the non-profit operator for the proposed affordable and supportive housing at East King Edward Ave. and Knight St. The competitive process to choose an operator was run by BC Housing.

VNHS is dedicated to providing safe, secure, affordable housing for Indigenous individuals and families living in the urban setting. The organization was founded in 1984 and currently manages a portfolio of 20 buildings and nearly 900 homes.

Guidelines for respectful dialogue

  • We want to hear from everyone who wants to share their perspective in a safe and respectful way.
  • All conversations - in-person, over the phone, and/or online - are meant to be a place where people can share and listen.
  • BC Housing is committed to responding as best we can, with the relevant information we have, in a timely manner.
  • In order to respond to as many inquiries as possible, we have to deploy our resources equitably. No one person or group can or should expect to monopolize the time and efforts of the project team.
  • We expect everyone will refrain from using language or acting in a way that is discriminating, threatening, abusive, racist or otherwise disrespectful. Discrimination or abusive language of any kind will not be tolerated.

Opportunities for community input

Community input and questions can be submitted at any time by emailing communityliaison@bchousing.org(External link) or calling 604-829-9321

Public comment period
The public comment period was live from March 1 to March 31.

Any comments received through the online form (below) going forward will be considered in the development of the rezoning application. If you have a question, please contact the Community Liaison.

Artist’s rendering as included in the rezoning application to the City of Vancouver in October 2021. To view the application, go to Shape Your City.


Rezoning application – 1406 and and 1410 E King Edward Ave

A rezoning application has been submitted by BC Housing to the City of Vancouver to build approximately 109 new homes, with supports, for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave.

Please note, project details have been updated with the submission of the rezoning application. The rezoning application includes a 14-storey building with approximately 109 new homes.

As part of the rezoning process, the City hosted a virtual open house where residents could review the plans and provide feedback on the rezoning application.

The open house took place from November 15 to December 12 on the City of Vancouver's Shape Your City website

All comments and feedback related to the rezoning application should be submitted through the City of Vancouver to be considered.

As this housing proposal proceeds through the development process, any changes and adjustments will be reflected in the documents related to the current stage of development. The information below is related to the early engagement process which took place between February 2021 and April 2021. To view the current housing proposal, please visit: Shape Your City.

New warm, safe homes with supports on East King Edward Avenue at Knight Street

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

The new building proposed at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 109 studio homes.

  • All units would be studio apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • At least 5% of the homes would be fully accessible
  • The building would also include amenities such as laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

The proposal has been adjusted to include both supportive housing units, as well as affordable rental units for people on a very low income who are able to live independently. Approximately half of the units would be operated as supportive housing with on-site support services for residents and the other half would be very affordable rental housing for residents who are ready and able to live more independently.

Based on examining the need in Vancouver, both City staff and BC Housing feel this new operating model will meet a broader range of housing needs in the community.

Moving forward at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave

Through the City of Vancouver’s development process, we invite community feedback on aspects of the development proposal, including:

  • Building and site design elements, such as lighting and landscaping
  • Local representation for the Community Advisory Committee
  • Ideas for how to support the success of the building

As with any other development in Vancouver, information about a building’s future residents such as their race, gender, level of income, private healthcare needs, or sexual orientation does not factor into City Council’s decision to approve a site.

Non-profit operator

Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS) has been selected as the non-profit operator for the proposed affordable and supportive housing at East King Edward Ave. and Knight St. The competitive process to choose an operator was run by BC Housing.

VNHS is dedicated to providing safe, secure, affordable housing for Indigenous individuals and families living in the urban setting. The organization was founded in 1984 and currently manages a portfolio of 20 buildings and nearly 900 homes.

Guidelines for respectful dialogue

  • We want to hear from everyone who wants to share their perspective in a safe and respectful way.
  • All conversations - in-person, over the phone, and/or online - are meant to be a place where people can share and listen.
  • BC Housing is committed to responding as best we can, with the relevant information we have, in a timely manner.
  • In order to respond to as many inquiries as possible, we have to deploy our resources equitably. No one person or group can or should expect to monopolize the time and efforts of the project team.
  • We expect everyone will refrain from using language or acting in a way that is discriminating, threatening, abusive, racist or otherwise disrespectful. Discrimination or abusive language of any kind will not be tolerated.

Opportunities for community input

Community input and questions can be submitted at any time by emailing communityliaison@bchousing.org(External link) or calling 604-829-9321

Public comment period
The public comment period was live from March 1 to March 31.

Any comments received through the online form (below) going forward will be considered in the development of the rezoning application. If you have a question, please contact the Community Liaison.

Please share comments with project team.

If you have a comment about the proposed supportive housing project, please complete the form below.

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